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police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the connection scotland yard or actually the allegations that they mishandled the investigation into the phon
over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise
. at this point, not suspicious. as an investigation begins. today, scotland yard number two was forced to resign. the latest casualty of the phone hacking scandal. this less than 24 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact. but say staying on would be distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police may have played here by not thoroughly investigating the "news of the world" hack the first time around a few years back and hiring "news of the world" editor now under arrest as p.r. consultant. rebekah brooks who le signed as the head of rupert murdock's empire friday was arrested by police sunday after she voluntarily gone in for questioning. she was released on bail. her lawyers say they now want answers about her arrest. >> the condition of rebekah brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >> reporter: the government remains potentially tainted as well with prime minister david cameron on official business in africa, again under pressure to
days of all this. then yesterday scotland yard's top cop resigned. suddenly, dramatically with a jab at david cameron. sir paul stevenson claims he did nothing wrong, but the met police reeling from the investigation. under fire as well for hiring a former news of the world deputy editor as a p.r. consultant. a man also arrested in connection with the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brook arrested when she went into see police by appoint. and ended up under arrest. police face serious questions about why she was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking and bribery. she has not been charged. cameron on a trip to drum up business opportunities for britain in africa forced to defend himself for his close relationship with andy coulson. >> no one argued the work he did for government was inappropriate or bad. report very jamie brooks will answer questions tomorrow before a parliamentary committee. jamie: there is an intense search underway. two people are still missing. their boat capsized in lake michigan. 8 people were onboard that vessel at the time. take a look at video of the race. we
due in court in two weeks on corruption charges. and the head of scotland yard paul stevenson is the latest person to resign over the hacking scandal at news international newspapers. he said he quit in response to wallace who doubled as a p.r. consultant to police. news corporation is owned by the parent company of fox news. brian? >> with the august 2nd deadline fast approaching, the president and lawmakers are still in a stalemate, as you know, over whether to raise the debt limit. but back in 2006 when president george w. bush was in office, every democrat including then senator barack obama voted against raising the debt limit. and every republican voted for it. so why have they swapped places? what's changed? joining us right now, former president obama white house communications advisor cory elams and republican national committee member didi benke. is it ok, cory, what's changed so much in such a short time? >> i'll tell you, brian, first thanks for having me on the show this morning. i'll tell you, the situation that's different between last time and this time, noth
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